General research and statistics

Find information on research and statistics resources available online or in person through your local Canada Business Network service centre. Discover how to obtain data and analysis through various channels. You can also access catalogues and materials from various Canadian government libraries, as well as a broad range of international statistics from the United Nations.

Statistics Canada

As Canada's central statistical agency, Statistics Canada produces a wealth of statistical and analytical information that can help you to make informed business decisions.

  • The Daily
    View Statistics Canada's most recent releases on current social and economic conditions and new products.
  • CANSIM
    Browse or search this key socio-economic database from Statistics Canada, and create custom data outputs.
  • Customized products and services
    Get experts to help identify your statistical information needs and recommend the best products and services to fit your budget.

Libraries

Libraries provide access to a host of statistics and information that can otherwise be difficult or expensive to obtain.

Canada Business Network centre libraries

Canada Business Network centres are located in each province and territory and some feature libraries that are stocked with materials to help small businesses.

Public and Government libraries

Public and government libraries are excellent sources of statistics and information that you can use to grow your business.

  • Yukon public libraries
    Only Applies to : Yukon
    Get business information and free internet access at your local public library.
  • Ontario public libraries
    Only Applies to : Ontario
    Find resources and services at libraries in Ontario to help you start, grow or manage your business.
  • Saskatchewan Libraries
    Only Applies to : Saskatchewan
    At your local public library, you can find a variety of resources to help start, grow or manage your business.

Regional statistics

Find official statistics and publications provided by provincial, territorial and regional government agencies.

  • Databank of official statistics on Quebec
    Only Applies to : Quebec
    Consult statistics compiled by a number of Quebec departments and agencies on the various facets of the society of Quebec.
  • Institut de la statistique du Québec
    Only Applies to : Quebec
    Consult reliable, objective data and statistics on the province's situation with regard to a number of aspects of Quebec society.
  • Fondation de l'entrepreneurship
    Only Applies to : Quebec
    Consult a snapshot of entrepreneurship in Quebec, take advantage of a networking program suited to your business needs, and more.
  • Saskatoon neighbourhood profiles
    Only Applies to : Saskatchewan
    Get detailed demographic data for each Saskatoon neighbourhood to help support your market research.
  • Northwest Territories Bureau of Statistics
    Only Applies to : Northwest Territories
    Find both current and historical research and statistics on the Northwest Territories.
  • Economic Development Winnipeg Inc.
    Only Applies to : Manitoba
    Thinking of establishing your business in Winnipeg? Find industry profiles, market research and support in site selection.
  • Saskatchewan Bureau of Statistics
    Only Applies to : Saskatchewan
    Browse economic news and labour force reports on Saskatchewan activities, including monthly statistical reviews and historical data.
  • Regina neighbourhood profiles
    Only Applies to : Saskatchewan
    View profiles of Regina neighbourhoods for a quick source of detailed information on population, income, family characteristics and more.
  • Alberta Community Profiles
    Only Applies to : Alberta
    View profiles of Alberta communities featuring the economy's most important indicators for businesses.
  • Small Business Profile
    Only Applies to : British Columbia
    Get information on B.C.'s growth trends across the small business market and compare data to those of other provinces across Canada.
  • British Columbia's Key Indicators
    Only Applies to : British Columbia
    Get up-to-date statistics for BC's key indicators, including inflation, employment and unemployment, retail sales, and more.
  • Economic Research and Analysis Division
    Only Applies to : Newfoundland and Labrador
    Access research and economic forecast statistics for the province to help you make budget projections and financial decisions.
  • Statistical information for Newfoundland & Labrador
    Only Applies to : Newfoundland and Labrador
    Access provincial statistics such as information on population, income, and industry data that can help you make informed strategic business decisions.
  • Economic and social statistics
    Only Applies to : Yukon
    You can access up-to-date research and reports to help you make budget projections and financial decisions.
  • Cluster Map
    View and compare data for related industries across Canada using a range of economic indicators.
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